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07/16/2014 - 09:19

The B20 Australia Summit will bring together business leaders from across G20 member countries to focus on developing a set of clear, actionable recommendations that drive global economic growth and create jobs. They will be delivered to the G20 Presidency for consideration at G20 Leaders' Summit to be held in Brisbane, Australia in November.

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SYDNEY – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director Ertharin Cousin will make a two-day visit to Australia this week to participate in the Business 20 Australia (B20) Summit in Sydney on Thursday 17 and Friday 18 July.
07/01/2014 - 12:44

GENEVA - Addressing government representatives at a meeting in Geneva, UN World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director Ertharin Cousin and UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres made an urgent joint plea for US$186 million to allow WFP to restore full rations and prevent further reductions elsewhere through December 2014. For its part, UNHCR needs US $39 million for supplementary nutrition it provides to malnourished and vulnerable refugees in Africa.  

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The heads of the United Nations refugee agency and World Food Programme warned today that funding difficulties, compounded by security and logistical problems in some countries, have forced cuts in food rations for nearly 800,000 refugees in Africa, threatening to worsen already unacceptable levels of acute malnutrition, stunting and anemia, particularly in children.
07/01/2014 - 12:36

Addressing government representatives at a meeting in Geneva, UN World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director Ertharin Cousin and UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres made an urgent joint plea for US$186 million to allow WFP to restore full rations and prevent further reductions elsewhere through December 2014. For its part, UNHCR needs US $39 million for supplementary nutrition it provides to malnourished and vulnerable refugees in Africa.  

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GENEVA -- The heads of the United Nations refugee agency and World Food Programme warned today that funding difficulties, compounded by security and logistical problems in some countries, have forced cuts in food rations for nearly 800,000 refugees in Africa, threatening to worsen already unacceptable levels of acute malnutrition, stunting and anemia, particularly in children.
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06/25/2014 - 13:03

ERBIL, Iraq – WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin has just ended a two-day visit to Iraq where she met families who have fled from the violence in Mosul and also had high-level talks with the Kurdistan Regional Government and other officials.

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WFP is in emergency mode in northern Iraq as it goes about organizing a food assistance operation for half a million people hit by the latest conflict there. Ertharin Cousin travelled to the region this week to see the impact of this new humanitarian crisis first-hand. She found some displaced families living in extremely harsh conditions and highlighted the need for international support.
05/23/2014 - 10:02

Speaking at a ceremony at Ewha Women’s University, Cousin remarked: “The example of the Republic of Korea is proof that we can achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetime. As country that has transitioned rapidly from a recipient of international aid to becoming a donor to other countries in need of assistance, the world can learn a lot from the ROK experience.”

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SEOUL – The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, today concluded a two-day mission to the Republic of Korea with a formal launch of the Zero Hunger Challenge in Seoul.